Another Super Grain, this tiny-but-powerful food has some similarities to quinoa, both are good protein sources and are naturally gluten-free and is a true powerhouse. The amaranth seeds are grown in the mountain terrain of Kumaon and Garhwal. The seeds are washed, sun-dried and then roasted for just the correct pop.
The roasted seeds look like tiny popcorn kernels and has a nutty taste. It has a shelf life of 6 months, keep in airtight container.
Uses: Roasted amaranth (rajgeer, chaulai, ramdana) is used as a topping, adds a crunch to salads and raitas, among other things. As a cereal -mix with warm /cold milk and sweetener, fresh or dry fruits of choice. Make a quick delicious kheer
Did you know: Amaranth seeds is a source of fibre with 13 grams of dietary fibre per uncooked cup compared to just 2 grams for the same amount of long-grain white rice